The Travelling Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland is pleased to invite applications for the 2013 Price Thomas Travelling Fellowships
The Travelling Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland is a group of surgeon which travels to various hospitals and surgical departments around the world and in the UK. These are academic and clinical meetings and the purpose is to encourage educational and surgical exchanges. The Society was founded in 1924 with Lord Moynihan as its first president. The current membership consists of about 50 surgeons of whom 30 are in active practice. It is distinguished by numerous titles, honours, and Presidencies of learned organisations, including Royal Colleges.
Sir Clement Price Thomas was the third President of the Travelling Surgical Club (as it was then known) from 1952 to 1972. His other Presidencies including that of the BMA and the Royal Society of Medicine: he also became a Council Member and Vice President of the Royal College of Surgeons of England.
His son Martyn was consultant general surgeon to the Royal Gwent Hospital in Newport from 1975 to 1990, developing an interest in urology and breast cancer. He served as surgical tutor to the Royal College of Surgeons and was a popular examiner in Wales and the University of Cambridge. Having retired early in 1990 from his post in Newport, he continued in clinical practice as Consultant Surgeon to Addenbrooke’s Hospital in Cambridge. Martyn’s natural teaching ability inspired him to volunteer as a demonstrator in the Department of Anatomy.
These awards were established in their memory. There will be two bursaries. The holders of the 2013 awards will travel to Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, with the Travelling Surgical Society in May 2013. During this time they will deliver at least two papers each at scientific meetings at local hospitals. The bursaries will cover registration fees, travelling expenses, hotel costs and all organised meals.
Who may apply?
Application is open to surgical trainees at ST7 or more senior by May 2013 or to consultants within 10 years of appointment. Surgeons from the following specialties may apply:
General surgery, including any of the subspecialties (Breast, Vascular, Colorectal, Upper GI, Hepato-pancreatico-biliary, Endocrine), Cardiothoracic, Plastic , Urology, General Paediatric, Transplantation or Military Surgery.
What sort of papers are suitable for presentation?
Presentations must be original work for which the presenter was a principle investigator. Clinical or basic science research is welcome. However, presentations on other aspects of surgery are also welcome, especially since the audience is likely to represent a wide range of surgical disciplines. The Society has a particular interest in surgical and military surgical history.
Case reports and small case series are not suitable for presentation. Talks will be 20 minutes each including questions.
What is the closing date?
The closing date is Friday 2 November 2012. All applicants will be informed of the proposed dates for the trip as soon as they are finalised (probably by the end of September).
Where can I learn more?
You can access further information about the Travelling Surgical Society on our website which is at www.travellingsurgeon.org.
Applying for Price Thomas Travelling Fellowship 2013
Please submit the following:
Home telephone number:
Mobile telephone number:
SpR / Consultant
Papers to be presented:
Abstract (not more than 200 words):
Abstract (not more than 200 words):
Details of current post (not more than 100 words):
Please state in not more than 100 words what attributes you would bring to the meeting of the Travelling Surgical Society:
It is essential that you obtain permission from your Deanery / Clinical Director to travel with the Society before applying.
Completed application forms should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or posted to:
Mr Terry Irwin MD DMI FRCS
Travelling Surgical Society of Great Britain and Ireland
48 Strathearn Lane Belfast BT4 2BT